The Certificate of Human Nutrition course takes you through the latest evidence-based information about essential nutrition knowledge.

‚ÄčIt covers defining a ‘good diet’, a review of global dietary guidelines, all you need to know about carbohydrates and sugars, the latest on dietary fats (with special coverage of cholesterol and saturated fats), how protein functions, and a special look at vegetarian and vegan diets. You’ll also look into micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), water balance and hydration. Plus special topics such as early nutrition (including a look at food allergies), pregnancy nutrition, sports nutrition, weight loss nutrition, nutrition of older adults, food safety and a chapter on dietary assessment (based on a non-diet approach).

We teach nutrition, not diets! You’ll hold solid knowledge to make, and share, informed decisions, and you’ll be able to know where to find credible information. We don’t cover every diet known to man, we teach you how to evaluate them past, present and future, we think that’s a pretty good life long skill.



  • 45-78 hours of study (with additional study requirements for those seeking to use the course as a pathway to nutrition or naturopathy degrees at Endeavour College or Torrens University*)
  • Flexible online learning, everything included
  • Untimed assessment task for stress-free learning
  • Study at your own pace – take your time or fast track
  • Option to gain credit for Human Nutrition 1 (NUTR2001) and Human Nutrition 2 (NUTR2002) towards diploma and degrees at Torrens University (this is a substantial saving on a degree)*
  • Option to gain credit for Foundations of Human Nutrition (NMDF121) at Endeavour College (towards Bachelor’s degree) (this is a substantial saving on a degree)*
  • Highly supported and connected study
  • Extensive Continuing Professional Development Points (ESSA/ FITAUS /REPSNZ/ ATMS/ ANTA / FITREC).

* Australia only (entry conditions may apply)



Fully referenced and regularly updated 400-page workbook that covers in detail:

  1. Nutrition, diet and health-filled eating concepts
  2. Digestive system & turning food into fuel
  3. Carbohydrates, sugars, fibre, food panels & health
  4. Protein & amino acids & a look into non-meat diets
  5. Dietary lipids and the truth about foods rich in fat
  6. Vitamins – functions, requirements and sources
  7. Minerals & water balance
  8. Energy requirements and assessing need
  9. Sports nutrition & nutrition for the active
  10. Body composition, weight loss & nutrition psychology
  11. Food safety
  12. Nutrition for the young
  13. Nutrition during pregnancy
  14. Nutrition for older adults
  15. Nutrition assessment and safe diet modification

Each topic is broken down into dozens of smaller units, too many to mention individually. As an idea of the level of detail, this course is equivalent to a university nutrition subject. Jam-packed!!!